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The school have said they'd like to bring social care in. Why might they do this?

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Rin1472
Rin1472 Community member Posts: 58 Courageous
edited July 2022 in Education
Hello,

My son is 5 and is diagnosed autistic. He has a full EHCP, but is currently in mainstream. However his levels of aggression are increasing massively. He has hurt other children and staff. The school have said they’d like to bring social care in.

 Why might they do this?
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Rin1472 thanks for your question today and explaining what's been happening, that does sound stressful for you both.

    When the school mentioned social care, did they talk about CAMHS at all? I don't know if you've ever had any support from CAMHS, but it might be worth looking into. 

    It may be that social care can undertake an assessment to see if he can be better supported, but if you're concerned, make sure you raise this with the school and ask that they explain things clearly for you.

    I would encourage you to contact IPSEA's advice line for support if you need it too, they can provide legally based information and next step advice on any educational issue that is the result of a child’s special educational needs or disability.

    I hope this helps, and well done for reaching out, let us know if we've missed anything.
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  • Rin1472
    Rin1472 Community member Posts: 58 Courageous
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    Thank you for replying :)
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @Rin1472. It is the very least you deserve. If we can do anything else to support you, please don't hesitate to let us know. We are all here for you  :)
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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,978 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Rin1472 I'm just speculating but I wonder if because he's being violent they think maybe you could also do with more support which is why they're bringing in social care? 
  • Rin1472
    Rin1472 Community member Posts: 58 Courageous
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    I’ve managed to get clarification and it was because we thought we could do with extra support at home. Frustrating, because we didn’t ask for that. We’re coping fine with his anxiety driven violent behaviour. Treat the anxiety and you treat the behaviour. Connection works way better than anything someone coming into the house will suggest. 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    I am really pleased to hear you have managed to get clarification @Rin1472. Though, it sounds really frustrating that this wasn't at least discussed with you to see if you wanted this first. 

    It sounds really positive to hear you are coping fine. What sorts of things help you to cope? It sounds like you are aware and understanding of his underlying needs and the support required which is a huge help.

    If we can do anything to support you further, please don't hesitate to reach out  :)
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Perhaps you could ask them whether they'd be able to refer him for some support for his anxiety @Rin1472

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